Shashwat Sachdev is an Indian composer and playback singer who rose to fame through the immense success of the movie ‘Uri-The Surgical Strike.’ He composed several background scores for many Bollywood films and was the recipient of the Filmfare Award. Shashwat grew up in the city of Jaipur, where he received intensive musical training from the age of three. He perfected different styles of Hindustani music under the patronage of the renowned Ustaad Ramzan Khan and later learned to play the piano during his days in school. His musical talents were apparent to his father, who pushed him to perfect his skill, nurturing the hope that his son would someday be a famous composer. Shashwat pursued Law at Symbiosis University for five years while he developed his art as a background hobby. However, he left for Los Angeles as soon as he graduated to pursue professional music.
He worked under Hollywood’s famous Tony Maserati, curating various projects with leading pop artists in the City of Angels. Maserati advised him to chase after his classical-Indian and fusion training in Bollywood, an idea which greatly appealed to Shashwat. He returned to India and scoured Mumbai agencies looking for a suitable platform, working on composing for independent short films during the time. Luckily for him, it was not long after which he was allowed to work on the musical tracks for the movie, ‘
.’ His commercial debut in 2017 became a huge audience hit. This immediate success was followed by offers to work on films like ‘Veere Di Wedding’ and ‘Uri-The surgical strike.’ The soundtracks for ‘Uri’ became a nation-wide sensation, receiving strong critical acclaim and award nominations.
Shashwat won the National Film Award for ‘Best Music Direction’ and the Filmfare R D Burman Award for ‘Best Upcoming Talent’ for his work in Uri. He was signed on as musical director for several upcoming movies following his outstanding work as an artist. Shashwat’s love for his work and inherent talent cinches his role as one of India’s leading composers.